BIRTH & FUTURE OF MULTISCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

Mercoledì, 14 Dicembre, 2016

Physics Department - Amaldi Hall
14 December 2016 from 16:00 to 18:00

Seminar
BIRTH & FUTURE OF MULTISCALE MODELING OF MACROMOLECULES

by the Nobel Prize 2013
prof. Michael Levitt
Department of Structural Biology, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA)

Description
The development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems began in 1967 with publications by Warshel and Levitt recently recognized by the 2013 Nobel Committee for Chemistry. The simplifications used then at the dawn of the age of computational structural biology were mandated by computers that were almost a billion times less cost-effective than those we use today. These same multiscale models have become increasingly popular in application that range from simulation of atomic protein motion, to protein folding and explanation of enzyme catalysis. In this talk I describe the origins of computational structural biology and then go on to show some of the most exciting current and future applications.

Organised by
Prof. Claudio Castellani
Prof. Giovanni Ciccotti
Prof. Anna Tramontano